Flop show Semester system blamed

The democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur DESAM today contended that after introduction of semester system in the college education pass percentage in the annual examination has declined sharply Source The Sangai Express

The democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur DESAM today contended that after introduction of semester system in the college education pass percentage in the annual examination has declined sharply Source The Sangai Express

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Pawan Hans to study feasibility report for Copter service

An official team of Pawan Hans is scheduled to arrive at Imphal on May 28 to study feasibility report over the proposal of introducing Helicopter service in Manipur as well as to take stock of the passenger amenity facilities being developed Source …

An official team of Pawan Hans is scheduled to arrive at Imphal on May 28 to study feasibility report over the proposal of introducing Helicopter service in Manipur as well as to take stock of the passenger amenity facilities being developed Source The Sangai Express

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CE speculates on reasons of Nambul retaining wall collapse

Even as a Section Officer SO has been placed under suspension pending a departmental inquiry on the collapse of a portion of the retaining wall at Takyel section of the Nambul River, Irrigation and Flood Control Department IFCD Chief Engineer Th In…

Even as a Section Officer SO has been placed under suspension pending a departmental inquiry on the collapse of a portion of the retaining wall at Takyel section of the Nambul River, Irrigation and Flood Control Department IFCD Chief Engineer Th Indramani speculated that natural causes or incompetent workmanship might have caused the breach Source The Sangai Express

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Nagaland CM to launch NPF in Senapati

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland minister for Planning Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland CM Chang, Nagaland senior cabinet minister TR Zeliang and 20 other Nagaland MLAs and ministers will be in Senapati headquarters on …

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland minister for Planning Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland CM Chang, Nagaland senior cabinet minister TR Zeliang and 20 other Nagaland MLAs and ministers will be in Senapati headquarters on May 28 to formally launch the Manipur unit of the Naga People’s Party NPF , a regional political party Source Hueiyen News Service

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Decks cleared for election to IMC

With security and polling personnel on duty already at their respective polling stations, the stage is ready for the election to Imphal Municipal Council tomorrow to elect 26 Councillors and 53 ward committee members Source The Sangai Express

With security and polling personnel on duty already at their respective polling stations, the stage is ready for the election to Imphal Municipal Council tomorrow to elect 26 Councillors and 53 ward committee members Source The Sangai Express

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CM confronts earth excavation in reserved forest area Police detain five, released later

Police today, on the orders of the Chief Minister, arrested five labourers excavating earth from a reserved forest area using a JCB machine Source Hueiyen News Service

Police today, on the orders of the Chief Minister, arrested five labourers excavating earth from a reserved forest area using a JCB machine Source Hueiyen News Service

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Gross negligence compound woes of Lamphel market

In addition to non construction of sheds and absence of basic infrastructure at the newly established market place at Lamphel impeding smooth trading, deplorable conditions of most approach roads has raised a serious question on whether women vendors w…

In addition to non construction of sheds and absence of basic infrastructure at the newly established market place at Lamphel impeding smooth trading, deplorable conditions of most approach roads has raised a serious question on whether women vendors would prefer other more convenient spots to earn their daily bread Source The Sangai Express

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RIMS hospital closed following UG threat

Authority of the Regional Institute of Medical Science RIMS has closed down its administrative and out patient department with immediate effect from today noon following a threat from a faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party KCP Source Hueiye…

Authority of the Regional Institute of Medical Science RIMS has closed down its administrative and out patient department with immediate effect from today noon following a threat from a faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party KCP Source Hueiyen News Service

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MPCC chief for public vigilance

MPCC president Gaikhangam today called upon his party colleagues here to form village committee to oversee the implementation of his Government’s fifteen flagship schemes during a day training on the schemes at Saikot Kendra Source The Sangai Expre…

MPCC president Gaikhangam today called upon his party colleagues here to form village committee to oversee the implementation of his Government’s fifteen flagship schemes during a day training on the schemes at Saikot Kendra Source The Sangai Express S Singlianmang Guite

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All set for a smooth IMC election

With polling to 27 wards of the Imphal Municipal Council set for Wednesday, state police beefed up security in Imphal West and Imphal East district where voting will be held at 241 polling stations Source Hueiyen News Service

With polling to 27 wards of the Imphal Municipal Council set for Wednesday, state police beefed up security in Imphal West and Imphal East district where voting will be held at 241 polling stations Source Hueiyen News Service

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CM surveys Lamphel to conserve water bodies

To conserve and save the remaining water bodies in Lamphelpat area, considered to be the lungs of Imphal city, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh personally inspected the area along with other Government officials today Source The Sangai Express

To conserve and save the remaining water bodies in Lamphelpat area, considered to be the lungs of Imphal city, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh personally inspected the area along with other Government officials today Source The Sangai Express

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Retaining wall of Nambul caves in, SO suspended Contractor’s magic potion of 1 part cement and 7 part sand fails to deliver

In yet another apparent case of lack of quality control, around 25 feet long portion of the retaining wall constructed along Nambul river in the proportion of 7 1 of sand and cement has caved in near Takyel Khongbal Mayai Leikai area last night Sourc…

In yet another apparent case of lack of quality control, around 25 feet long portion of the retaining wall constructed along Nambul river in the proportion of 7 1 of sand and cement has caved in near Takyel Khongbal Mayai Leikai area last night Source The Sangai Express

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UNC for mass prayer ahead of talk

Ahead of the third round of tripartite talk on the issues raised by the Nagas on Monday at Senapati district headquarters, the United Naga Council UNC , which is a party to it, has appealed to all to hold mass prayers Source The Sangai Express

Ahead of the third round of tripartite talk on the issues raised by the Nagas on Monday at Senapati district headquarters, the United Naga Council UNC , which is a party to it, has appealed to all to hold mass prayers Source The Sangai Express

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AIR Imphal News -24th May 2011 7.30 Evening

Source:- AIR Imphal; Recorded by:- KO in public interest.

AIR News 7.30 p.m Source:- AIR Imphal; Recorded by:- KO in public interest.

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AIR Imphal News -24th May 2011 7.30 Evening

Source:- AIR Imphal; Recorded by:- KO in public interest.

AIR News 7.30 p.m Source:- AIR Imphal; Recorded by:- KO in public interest.

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KCP appeal

IMPHAL, May 24: The Kangleipak Communist Party (Military Council) has reiterated that the outfit has been waging a military struggle to regain the lost freedom of Manipur. A statement released… Read more »

IMPHAL, May 24: The Kangleipak Communist Party (Military Council) has reiterated that the outfit has been waging a military struggle to regain the lost freedom of Manipur.

A statement released by Lanheiba Meitei, Secretary Military Affairs Military Council (KCP) said that the outfit`™s Red Army has been carrying forward the struggle with new idea and strategy to bring a socialist society and at the same time to crush the nameshake democracy and neo-capitalist rule in Manipur.

While stating that sacrifice has been the first and foremost ideal of a revolutionary, the KCP (MC) statement said that the outfit`™s Red Army cadres strongly believe that success of the revolution depends on sacrifice.

It also said altogether 18 cadres of the outfit have sacrificed their lives during the revolution struggle initiated by the outfit since August 3, 2007 while many of the cadres are languishing in government jails.

With regard to Operation Clear Cut being launched by the outfit targeted to forced outsiders residing in Manipur to leave the state, the KCP (MC) statement further reiterated that the operation has been taken up to save Manipur`™s fragile economy which is currently at the firm hands of the outsiders.

While asserting that the specific operation has been launched to counter `substantive security`™ operation initiated by the enemy to suppress the revolutionary movement in Manipur, the KCP (MC) appealed the people to extend support to the `OCC`™ and make it a people`™s movement.

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Editorial – Time for Peace

The recent statement by the UNLF chairman, R.K. Sanayaima, alias Meghen, that he is ready for a settlement of the Manipur-India conflict by any other honourable means even if it… Read more »

The recent statement by the UNLF chairman, R.K. Sanayaima, alias Meghen, that he is ready for a settlement of the Manipur-India conflict by any other honourable means even if it is not by a plebiscite, would come across as loaded with meanings to any close and concerned observer of developments of the underground politics in Manipur. Since the statement was not elaborated, it is never certain what was exactly implied, whether it was just a response to a purported statement by another underground organisation on the issue of plebiscite as a conflict resolution mechanism in Manipur, as was vaguely implied, or if the UNLF leader was unilaterally indicating his and his party`™s willingness to open up to other ideas and formulas which can bring about a resolution to the problem at hand and thus usher back in peace in this trouble-torn state.
This is encouraging, if not for anything else then at least because it means not putting all the eggs in one basket. Ideally, every important blueprint for a peaceful settlement must have a Plan-B, and indeed Plan-C and D, E, F… all of them, it goes without saying, bound together by a single goal. This is important since the project being pushed is important and cannot afford to fail. If one plan becomes unfeasible, there must be other options to replace it.

The million rupees question at this juncture is, does the state have any alternate plan or plans? Quite in despair we are quite certain this is unlikely. This question is relevant not just for the government but also to the numerous peace workers and NGOs in the state. Have they been doing anything in the regards? What about the Manipur University? In the political science department, we can quite confidently say there would be numerous scholars who had done or are doing their M.Phil and Ph.D theses on the issue of insurgency. Quite predictably, most of these would also be virtually the same dog-eared sketches of the history of the phenomenon, with few or none of them providing any fresh insight into what can be the way out. We hope we are wrong, and there indeed are some which can shed light at this crucial juncture on the festering issue. We understand that the university is also developing a peace study centre. We wonder if this initiative has also done anything of relevance when it comes to the crux, as indeed it is now.

The vacuum of intellectual material with relevance to real problems on the ground is frustrating, but more than this, it also points to the trend of academics in the state as a whole. The pursuit today is for degrees which can guarantee government jobs, and not in the real spirit of education, which is generally defined as acquisition of problem solving skills and insights into life`™s myriad challenges. The uneasy reality today in Manipur is, government jobs have acquired a Kafkaesque reality of its own, and they have become ends in themselves, so much so that even the meaning of the pursuit of education and knowledge has come to be skewed unrecognisably to mean only the acquisition of relevant paper qualifications to make the candidates eligible for these jobs. When real problem solving needs, especially very crucial one as the state is faced with currently arise, what everybody is faced with is a big intellectual void on the matter.

This is the tragedy of modern Manipur. The time is simply ripe to begin a new journey to explore peace possibilities, for opportunities are knocking at the door. If these extremely rare openings to a new and peaceful future are allowed to go waste, the history will never forgive the present generation. Though in an intellectual vacuum in matters of peace models currently, the government and the entire intelligentsia must come together to rise to the occasion. The exploration for different avenues for peace and reconciliation must begin in earnest without further loss of time. This reconciliation must be broad based too, for by no means can any resolution to Manipur`™s problems, we would venture to say much more than any other north eastern states, can be a linear one. As much as Manipur is multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-religion, the divisions within its society are as myriad and complex. To conjure up a holistic vision to accommodate all its problems within a single blueprint, what is called for is what John Paul Lederach terms as the `moral imagination` `“ an imagination that extends beyond the ordinary linear vision of established rules and legality, or individual likes and dislikes.

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Flop show : Semester system blamed – E-Pao.net

Flop show : Semester system blamedE-Pao.netImphal, May 24 2011: The democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) today contended that after introduction of semester system in the college education pass percentage in the annual examination has d…

Flop show : Semester system blamed
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Imphal, May 24 2011: The democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) today contended that after introduction of semester system in the college education pass percentage in the annual examination has declined sharply. Speaking to reporters at
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Repeal the draconian Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958, (AFSPA) immediately- Adv Asim Sarode

Pune 24th May: The Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958, (AFSPA) which was introduced by the Central government initially for 6 months only under the reason of maintaining law and… Read more »

Pune 24th May: The Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958, (AFSPA) which was introduced by the Central government initially for 6 months only under the reason of maintaining law and order is taking its tolls since 53 years now in the north east states. The law grants the military wide powers to arrest without warrant, shoot-to-kill, and destroy property in disturbed areas. It also protects military personnel responsible for serious crimes from prosecution. This has made them an extra-judicial force. The undemocratic laws like these which are oppressive of the civil rights and deny the citizenship’s dignity shall be repealed immediately said human rights activist Adv Asim Sarode. Civil Right activist Ojas Su Ra, Adv Anand Thounoujam, Supreme Court Lawyer Adv Umesh Bhagwat, Adv Rama Sarode, Students from various Law Colleges and students from Manipur, Nagaland, Assam etc were present on the occasion. The students formed a human chain also demanding concerns for civil activist Irom Sharmila, who is on fast since 11 years now.


He pointed out that Manipuri writer and activist Sharmila Irom has been on hunger strike for over 10 years protesting against the AFSPA and human rights abuse. “We Punekars took pride in supporting Anna Hazare’s fast against corruption. We should be doing the same in case of Irom Sharmila”. This Iron Lady is not fighting for north-east states but the law which has alienated its own people from rest of India.

Peoples from the north-east giving thanks to Sahyog Trust, Human Right and Law Defender (HRLD) for taking initiative to organized the protest demonstration at Balgandharva square Pune against the armed Forces Special power Act (AFSPA) 1958, which gives absolute powers to the security personnel, saying that it has become a tool for human rights violations in the insurgency affected areas of North East.
Our Voice is – “Repeal the Black Law Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958 and Stop Undeclared War Against its Own People because We Want Peace.”
For details please contact
Advocate Anand- 9762114642
Human Right and Law Defender (HRLD) Pune

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